News Update: 13th August 2023

During much of the past week, weed clearing operations have been carried out with the lake temporarily closed. The closure enabled a large amount of weed to be removed from the lake which should greatly improve the chances of landing fish avoiding the need for heavy handed tactics to haul fish through weed beds. However, Ryan Curtin was still able to report the capture of a spectacular scaled mirror carp weighing 21lb 12oz.

McGregor Lake continues to produce multiple catches of sizable carp many during daylight hours. Alan Wilkie fished an afternoon/evening session catching two mirror carp weighing 14lb2oz and 18lb 5oz. Terry Peniston enjoyed a hectic session catching both mirror and common carp with five fish in all weighing 26lb 2oz, 6lb 7oz, 16lb 7oz, 11lbs and a second at 11lbs.

Sport was no less hectic on Swan Lake with more multiple catches reported. Mark Jefferys fished a session which resulted in him catching three nice mirror carp weighing 21lbs, 23lbs and 27lb 15oz along with 4 sizable bream and a pristine tench. Paul Burton fished overnight catching mirror carp weighing 22lb 3oz and 21lb 2oz together with an 8lb 4oz bream. Glen Mills fished at the lake as his usual haunt Gingerbread Lake was closed and was glad he did for he caught some more great carp, mirrors weighing 25lb 10oz, 28lb 8oz and 31lb 2oz.

The auction of night permits has ended and the winners of the permits for Swan Lake and McGregor Lake have been informed. No bids were received for the McGregor Lake permit, so if any members wish to contact the Night Permit Secretary with a reasonable bid for it, they can do so by contacting her on 07540 383400. The total raised so far is £550 which will be sent to a cancer charity nominated by the member who kindly offered the permits.

The M.D. of Tackling Minds has personally rung Angela Davies and sent a thank you to everyone involved in the Night Permit Secretary’s prior auction which raised £1065 for the charity. The amount raised will go a long way to help people with mental health issues to understand the benefits that angling can bring to them in helping to deal with issues. The Charity has advised that that they will be appearing on the next Mortimer and Whitehouse Gone Fishing series to explain what they do.